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Thread #116964   Message #2515502
Posted By: The Borchester Echo
15-Dec-08 - 03:13 AM
Thread Name: Why folk clubs are dying
Subject: RE: Why folk clubs are dying
Switching off the life support machine on the term is well overdue. Crunch it in the secure trash and begin describing music by its origins, influences, arrangements and instrumentation.
Obviously, festivals are a good place for hearing music well-performed and there are even a handful of well-run clubs (someone cited the Ryburn 3-Step as a shining example).
It's the smug "I know what's good for my audience" MOR crap-peddling organisers with tone-deaf, floor-singing mates you need to wield the barge-pole against.